Planning the Perfect Self-Care Day in Franklin

Planning the Perfect Self-Care Day in Franklin

Franklin might not be the biggest city in Tennessee, but it’s one of the best if you’re looking for ways to enjoy a day of self-care. 

Many people are drawn to Franklin year-round for its variety of offerings — dining, shopping and entertainment — plus its proximity to Nashville. 

Looking to plan a self-care day in Franklin? Here are some tips, tricks and recommendations to help you make the most of it. 

Why is self-care important?

If you’re not convinced about the importance of a self-care day, we’re here to remind you that you deserve to make time for yourself. Many people think of self-care as a luxury, something you do after all your other needs are met. While self-care may seem superfluous to other basic needs, it shouldn’t be an afterthought. It’s worth making time for! 

Self-care doesn’t just impact your mental health — it also has an influence on your physical health. Setting aside time to take care of yourself in whatever ways are healthiest and most enjoyable to you is a holistic way to make sure both your mind and body are functioning at their most optimal capacity. 

Put aside any thoughts of not having time or not being worth it. Taking care of yourself is a full-time, full-body (and mind) job — you can’t take care of anyone else until you’re healthy yourself, right? You deserve it!

Schedule a spa day

We love the Franklin community so much — it’s part of why we chose to open a Skin Pharm location here! We provide skin care consults and cosmetic treatment options by appointment. The advanced practice providers at our Franklin med spa would love to talk to you about your goals and build a personalized skin care plan to help you reach them. Confidence in your skin can boost your self-esteem and empower you to make healthier choices in other areas of your life, too.

In addition to offering Botox, dermal filler and Gold Infusion facials, we also sell medical-grade skin care products that you can use at home to maintain your results. We’ll help you find the right routine to support your skin on a daily basis.

Plus, setting time aside to take care of yourself this way absolutely fits into your Franklin self-care day agenda. 

Get a massage

Another excellent self-care activity is to get a massage. There are multiple places in Franklin to choose from, each offering different styles of massage — Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue and more. It’s an excellent way to help both your mind and body relax. You can do your massage solo or bring along a friend or family member and make a day out of it.

Enjoy some shopping

Downtown Franklin may be small, but it still offers a variety of upscale, unique shopping options! If you love shopping as a form of self-care, check out the stores in the area. 

In addition to the quaint downtown Franklin shops, the Cool Springs Galleria has all the name-brand destinations you could want. The Factory at Franklin has other eclectic shopping options as well, so there’s something for everyone. If you love a little retail therapy, Franklin is the place for you.

Visit historical sites

Want to pepper in a little history with your self-care? 

Good news — Franklin (and the surrounding areas) is full of amazing American historical sites with staff who can show you around and share the history. From the Lotz House Museum to the Carter House, you’ll get your steps in while learning more about the fascinating history of the area. 

Go for a walk (or a run)

Sometimes, just getting outside is what you need to improve your mood. If the great outdoors is your favorite form of therapy, Franklin has you covered there, too. There are around 10 running trails in the Franklin area, or you can take a walk across the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge. 

Even just strolling around the downtown area, being spontaneous and stopping in whatever shops catch your eye can boost your physical and mental health. Add in a good cup of coffee and some company, and you’ll have a well-rounded self-care day in Franklin.

Take a drive

The Franklin area is one of the most scenic in Tennessee, and even just a drive along these country roads can offer a mental reset. 

For example, just outside of Franklin is Leiper’s Fork, which has a distillery, art galleries (in fact, it’s considered one of the top art destinations in the Nashville area), antique stores and unique eateries. It’s well worth the drive.

In conclusion… 

Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing is often lower on people’s priority lists — but it should be something you focus on just as much as your physical health. If you’re planning a self-care day in Franklin, we hope these tips help you design exactly the day you need to enjoy a mental reset.

Skin Pharm Franklin would love to be part of your experience, whether you live in the area year-round or are just visiting. Stop by anytime to shop products or book an appointment — we hope to see you soon.

SOURCES:

Self-care: A concept analysis | PMC

Caring for Your Mental Health | National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Massage Therapy for Health: What the Science Says | NCCIH

The benefits of retail therapy: Making purchase decisions reduces residual sadness | ScienceDirect

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